The poem, Her Hands written in calligraphy with a personal photo of a mother and daughter's hands. This calligraphy artwork is personalized.


Unique Mothers' Day Gifts ~


Mothers' Day, Your Mother's Birthday, Christmas are all occasions when you can express your love and appreciation for the first person you loved in your life. A mother is that person. 

Can you still feel the soft touch of your mother's hands? "Her Hands" is a poem that captures how your mother's hands were there to soothe and lovingly care for you.

A mother's love is the first emotion we feel. You know how special a love for your mother is, if you are lucky. If you have a wonderful relationship with your mother (like I had) you want to get something for your mother that she will really appreciate that shows how much you love her. 

Adoptee Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters, and Others Who Mothered You

There are other special women in our lives who mothered you. For my daughter, my mother, her grandmother, was like a second mother. For others, the woman who adopted and raised you as her own child is like a real mother to you. Aunts can be our mother when our biological mother is unable. All these women deserve the thanks and acknowledgment of of the love we feel for them. Writing your own words is often hard, and thankfully there are many sites online where you can find the right words to express your feelings. 

Her Hands Poem

This beautiful poem, "Her Hands", by Maggie Pittman tells about how our mother's hands showed her love all through our lives. Written in calligraphy with a really nice treatment to the title, this mom loved her personalized gift! It wasn't just the poem, it had a photo of hers and her daughter's hands together.

The poem begins with our mother's love at birth and ends as she is old and needed the same kind of love she gave to you.

"Her Hands" the poem by Maggie Pittman tells the story of how your mother took care of you from the time you were a baby to the present time.

Her hands held me gently from the day I took my first breath.
Her hands helped to guide me as I took my first step.
Her hands held me close when the tears would start to fall.
Her hands were quick to show me that she would take care of it all.

Her hands were there to brush my hair, or straighten a wayward bow.
Her hands were often there to comfort the hurts that didn't always show.
Her hands helped hold the stars in place, and encouraged me to reach.
Her hands would clap and cheer and praise when I captured them at length.

Her hands would also push me, though not down or in harm's way.
Her hands would punctuate the words, just do what I say.
Her hands sometimes had to discipline, to help bend this young tree.
Her hands would shape and mold me into all she knew I could be.

Her hands are now twisting with age and years of work,
Her hand now needs my gentle touch to rub away the hurt.
Her hands are more beautiful than anything can be.
Her hands are the reason I am me.

Mothers Day Gift

A poem like "Her Hands" makes a very moving and unique Mother's Day or even a birthday gift. It is available as a print that can be personalized. It shows your mother that you realize the impact of her mothering on your life. I hope that your experience with your mother was like mine.

Adele Sutton Ludwig, my amazing mother

Adele, my mom is the spunky one on the far left.

 I was blessed to have an amazing mother. She was a Renaissance Woman. She was brilliant, funny, warm, caring.... a Peace maker between people who disagreed. She even served in the military during World War Two.

She loved her family with all her heart, and we all knew she would do anything for us. 

My mother, Adele Sutton Ludwig had a hard life as a child when both a little baby brother, Alfred and a sixteen year old sister, Sylvia died. She held those sad feelings within her heart. Perhaps that was one of the reasons she was such a caring person.

Quote Thanking mother for reading to you when you were young written in calligraphy

My mother taught me the love of reading. (I must read about 10 books a month right now). She worked as a early childhood teacher in an area where people were economically deprived and had to deal with racism. She taught me and my brother to treat all people with respect. I admired her and strive to be someone she would be proud of. 

Memorial of Your Mother

I did this piece in calligraphy as a memorial of my mother. Although I didn't write it myself the words just fit so perfectly. I added a photo of my mother and me together at her 85th birthday. I was lucky to have her live near me for the last part of her life. I miss her every day. 

Last Words Call Out To Mother

It breaks my heart when I think of all the stories I've read about young men dying on battlefields, with their last words calling out to their mothers. I think of George Floyd calling out to his mama in his dying breaths. 
I feel like when my time comes, it will be my mother I think of, hoping to see her again. 
I feel so privileged to be a woman who has given birth to two beautiful children, and hold their love in the highest esteem. 

Mothers Day poem for memorial or gift

Although this poem is a wonderful memorial, it could also be a beautiful Mother's Day or birthday gift to tell your mom how much she means to you. 

If you have written your own letter or poem for your mother, I can also do custom calligraphy with your words and photo. Just contact me with your ideas and we can come up with a beautiful, moving tribute for your mom. (or anyone else!)

Thanking Your Mother

daughters thanking mom

For all our mothers do for us, we really NEED to remember to thank her and tell her how much we appreciate her. This was a thank you to a mother who never wavered in her support of her lesbian daughter's choice of a partner. It's a beautiful piece of gratitude with a picture of the new married gay couple. 

A Poem of Love Before Your Mother Dies

In another sad story, a young woman wrote this thank you to her mother, knowing that she was going to die very soon. The daughter wanted her to know how much she was loved. These are the hard pieces for me to write. Tears in my eyes make it hard to focus on my lettering. But it's good to know that I helped someone express their love- before it was too late. Say "I love you" now- it's always the right time.

love letter to dying mother

Special Occasion To Share Your Love?

Why wait for a special occasion such as Mothers Day to tell your mother how much you love and appreciate her? Any day can be made special with a "plitzim present". That's what our family called it when we just got a gift for "no reason, or no occasion". In a lot of ways it made the present even more special.

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Here's how to get started: Contact me and let's come up with the perfect gift.

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